pedestrian

[puh-des-tree-uhn]
noun
1.
a person who goes or travels on foot; walker.
adjective
2.
going or performed on foot; walking.
3.
of or pertaining to walking.
4.
lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.; commonplace; prosaic or dull: a pedestrian commencement speech.

Origin:
1710–20; < Latin pedestri- (stem of pedester on foot, derivative of pēs (stem ped-); see pedi-) + -an

nonpedestrian, noun, adjective
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pedestrian (pɪˈdɛstrɪən)
 
n
1.  a.  a person travelling on foot; walker
 b.  (as modifier): a pedestrian precinct
 
adj
2.  dull; commonplace: a pedestrian style of writing
 
[C18: from Latin pedester, from pēs foot]

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pedestrian
1716, "prosaic, dull" (of writing), from L. pedester (gen. pedestris) "plain, prosaic" (sense contrasted with equester "on horseback"), from pedes "one who goes on foot," from pes (gen. pedis) "foot" (see foot). Meaning "going on foot" is first attested 1791 in Eng. (it was
also a sense of L. pedester). The noun meaning "walker" is 1793, from the adj.
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Do - Allow the pedestrian the right of way, he/she is on your team.
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